TRANSLATIONAL AND OPERATIONAL FIELD RESEARCH ON LYMPHATIC FILARIASIS AND ONCHOCERCIASIS
Our group at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to conduct cutting-edge research to support elimination programs for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis.
We are seeking postdoctoral fellows to (1) participate in applied field research projects in Africa and Asia and (2) conduct laboratory research on diagnostics and genomics of filarial parasites. Successful applicants for these positions will have a PhD or M.D. degree and relevant work experience in epidemiology/clinical trials or in molecular parasitology, respectively. Applicants must have fluency and good writing skills in English and have first author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Although the fellowship positions will be based in St. Louis, the work requires extensive international travel to developing countries. Therefore, candidates with U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency are preferred.